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TIA to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of its Global Tire Expo

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is holding its 20th Global Tire Expo – Powered by TIA this year, again as part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. It will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3.

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How to Protect Your Business From Government Fines

It was widely believed that when the Republicans took control of the federal government in November that small businesses could breathe a sigh of relief. The reason is that traditionally, Republicans are “more friendly” toward business.

3D scans of a tire’s tread can be viewed on a tablet, mobile phone or PC through a special TreadReader app.
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A New ‘Groundbreaking’ Development in Tire Tread Measurement

All over the world, making sure that vehicles maintain a legal limit in tire tread continues to be a constant problem, with tire dealers taking valuable time to measure customers’ tires. In Europe there is an ongoing crusade to find a piece of equipment which is light and easy to use that ensures a swift turnaround of tire checks in dealerships and garages.

It’s always a happy day when you take delivery of new shop equipment. Just ask Bill Caroniti of Updated Automotive Repair Inc. in North Royalton, Ohio.
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Upgrading Shop Equipment: When and Why to Consider New Purchases

New equipment acquisition represents both a substantial investment as well as an enjoyable experience. After all, who doesn’t love the look, feel and smell of new equipment? Plus, staying current in terms of features and operating condition makes the shop more efficient and more profitable.

Figure 1: Identifying the transmitter activation tool (J-45295) – typical.
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TPMS: 2008 – 2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select

During driving 2008-2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select models at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h), the low tire pressure warning system receives the signal transmitted from the transmitter installed in each wheel, and gives alarms when the tire pressure becomes low. When the low tire pressure warning system detects low inflation pressure or another unusual symptom, the warning light in the instrument cluster comes on.

The pass-through open shoulder on the X Multi D tire provides traction in all weather and road conditions.
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Michelin Focuses on Regional Fleets with X Multi D

Michelin North America Inc. is targeting a fast-rising segment of the truck tire industry with its new Michelin X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire designed for trucks and fleets making shorter, more regional urban hauls.

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